Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle
An actress I somehow don’t talk nearly enough about happens to be one of my favorite stars. I love her filmography, admire the person she was (tremendously), believe her to be one of the great talents from old Hollywood, love her charisma, and find her to be terribly beautiful and fascinating.
How in the world does that even happen?!?! How can you feel so strongly about a star and not talk nearly enough about them?
No idea, but I have a few stars like that. Maybe I take them for granted. If that’s the case, I owe a huge apology to Ginger Rogers, Melvyn Douglas, Fred Astaire, and Audrey Hepburn a huge apology.
I think part of the reason is.. and this may seem crazy… but these stars are universally loved and, within the old Hollywood community anyway, very well known. I guess I tend to talk more about stars who I feel need the publicity or who I hope will win fans over.
At any rate, I vow never to take stars like this for granted again!
One of my favorite Ginger Rogers films (and roles) is Kitty Foyle (1940). Directed by Sam Wood, the drama also stars Dennis Morgan… now that I think about it, another star I love but take for granted!
I need to get my house in order, y’all.
Ginger Rogers very deservedly won a Lead Actress Oscar for her performance as the lead character, Kitty Foyle, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture but lost to Rebecca. No one’s asking me, of course, but I think Kitty Foyle should have won!
Dennis Morgan and Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle
You can find Kitty Foyle on dvd, Blu-ray, or Prime Video on Amazon (Amazon affiliate link).